Whilst ultra-powerful supercars (or ‘hypercars’, as they’ve been dubbed) aren’t exactly rare, there’s still something exciting about the unveiling of a new one, especially one which promises as much as the Trion Nemesis. And these are no small promises.
The all new Trion Nemesis are saying their V8 twin turbo with 8-speed sequential gearbox will not only produce 2,000bhp and power the car to 62mph in 2.8 seconds, it will also be capable of reaching speeds of over 270mph.
The title of fastest production car was for a long time held by the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, which reached 269.86mph in 2010. But in February this record was broken by the Hennessey Venom GT, which was almost a one whole mile per hour faster at 270.49mph. In a niche that is hotting up, the predicted top speed of over 270mph for the Trion would put the record well in the sight of the Nemesis.
Another talking point surrounding the Nemesis is its ability to accommodate taller drivers. The sight of Jeremy Clarkson attempting, in vain, to crouch like some long-limbed insect into the cabin of a Lamborghini Countach or Ford GT40 has become synonymous with episodes of Top Gear. But the Trion Nemesis should pose no such problem with its hardtop cabin designed to comfortably accommodate drivers up to 7ft in height. Furthermore, the interior is set to include many modern touches including an internet connected display and even a ‘predator mode’ which will modify interior illumination, height, suspension, exhaust, and rev limits. Though we are not quite sure what they want us to hunt..
So, will it ever be built? Well, Trion SuperCars (the name gives some idea as to the company’s scope) has only been around since 2012 so there’s no real track record to look at, especially considering that, so far, the Nemesis is the company’s only range. Nevertheless, Trion’s CEO clearly has great knowledge of the industry, having designed for Tesla Motors, GM, and Chrysler.
The company is based in California and aims to ‘design, engineer, assemble, market, and sell advanced supercars for the mid-to-very-high-end market segments.’ So whilst at the moment the Nemesis is little more than a series of images (and quite beautiful ones at that), it may not be long until Trion SuperCars is a name synonymous with the term ‘hypercar.’